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Movie Review: The Help

<em>The Help</em> takes place against the backdrop of a time in the Southwhen groups like the White Citizen&rsquo;s Council had a storefront on MainStreet.

The Help

Genre: Drama

Director: Tate Taylor

Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer

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The Help takes place against the backdrop of a time in the South when groups like the White Citizen’s Council had a storefront on Main Street.

The story of a plucky young writer (Emma Stone) and two courageous African-American maids (Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer) who write a book exposing the real lives of the domestic help is a finely acted but somewhat sanitized look at Mississippi life in 1963.

Long on emotion and sincerity, to be truly effective this could have used a little more grit, but it does tell an important story.

 
 
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